The mission of CatholicEd4All is to provide research based professional development, consultative, and/or individualized services for professionals, faculty, and families who service individuals with special needs. We can also assist with:
Professional Development Offerings for Schools - The ABCs of Behavior - Understanding and Working with Students who have Autism - Instructional Strategies for Students with Learning Needs - Instructional Needs for Students with Attention Deficits - Instructional Strategies for Managing the Anxiety of Students - Smart Doesn’t Mean You’re Gifted - Differentiated Instruction for All Learners - Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the Diverse Classroom - Response to Intervention - Formative and Summative Assessments - Positive Behavioral Supports: A Schoolwide Model - Language, Disability, or Both? - Early Intervention Supports for Primary Students
Parent Workshops - Parenting a Child in the 21st Century? - Getting to Know and Understand Your Child’s Disability
Presentations for Dioceses and Religious Education Programs - The Role of Persons with Disabilities in the Catholic Churc
- What Catechetical Leaders Need to Know About Disabilities
- How to Recognize Possible Delays in our Parishes
- Accommodations for All Learners
Homeschooling Workshops We have also worked with homeschooling families to assist with their daily instructional and behavioral needs. All services in schools are provided through a Catholic identity.
This is not an exhaustive list. Topics specific to individuals with disabilities can be discussed as potential presentations. All of these topics will be presented through a Catholic lens with the understanding that all individuals are “fearfully and wonderfully made” by God. (Psalm 139:14)
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All smiles at the end of a professional development.
Special Education Renewal
Professional Development for Archdiocese of Miami Teachers to Complete 20 Hours in Special Education
CatholicEd4All offers three courses to meet the 20-hour state requirement in special education. The Archdiocese of Miami is accepting these two professional developments as fulfillment for the state of Florida’s one semester (20 hour) requirement in teaching students with disabilities.
The Florida Department of Education requires any teacher in the state of Florida, wishing to renew his/her teacher certification to complete at least one semester hour in teaching students with disabilities. Three courses are offered to meet the 20-hour state requirement and will consist of contact hours and independent learning hours.
- Course I: Instructional Strategies for Students with Behavioral Needs and Autism (10 hours)
- Course II: Instructional Strategies for Students with Learning and Attention Deficits (10 hours)
- Course III: Instructional Strategies for Managing the Anxiety of Students with Special Needs (5 hours)
Course I is taught in the Fall and Course II is taught in the Spring. Dates are finalized with the Archdiocese of Miami Department of Schools at the beginning of each academic year and information is then sent out to the administrators at each school.
For any questions about this course or any other professional development, please contact CatholicEd4All.
Shepherd Educational Consulting provides prescriptive instructional coaching for schools and dioceses interested in improving student engagement in the classroom. The program consists in working with schools to identify teacher instructional needs in the classroom and how that translates to student achievement. Shepherd Educational Consulting will work with schools and teachers to create research based learning plans that can lead to greater student engagement and participation in the classroom. The outcome is for the teacher to recognize his/her instructional tendencies in the classroom and how those decisions affect student engagement and ultimately achievement.